Art Examination in Sofia, Bulgaria

Do you know about our Onsite Art Examination Service? We just come back from a trip to Sofia, Bulgaria for art examination service. CHSOS provides onsite art examination worldwide with our special  lightweight traveling equipment for imaging and spectroscopy analysis. CHSOS is based in Italy and we serve museums, private collectors and art authentication companies.   [...]

17th century wooden statue in Avola, Sicily. Diagnostics

We have been collaborating with "Giampaolo Leone" Conservation Studio in Sicily. We just came back from performing non-invasive diagnostics on the Ecce Homo preserved in Avola, an outstanding 17th century wooeden statue, currently under conservation at the "Giampaolo Leone" Conservation Studio. For this case, we applied Infrared and Ultraviolet fluorescence to document retouches and inpaints as [...]

Codex Xolotl and Mapa Quinatzin. Technical Photography of Aztec manuscripts in Paris

CHSOS was recently asked to perform Technical Photography documentation of the Codex Xolotl and Mapa Quinatzin at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.  Bothdocuments date to about 1540 AD.  Both  have European writing in the Aztec language, Nahuatl, on them  that is no longer legible. They also have corrections to non-alphabetic indigenous writing with the potential [...]

Free Raman Database of Pigments Checker

We just published the new Free Raman Spectroscopy Database of Pigments Checker.  Read more: “Pigments Checker version 3.0, a handy set for conservation scientists: A free online Raman spectra database” . Read all the technical details in this paper: M.C. Caggiani, A. Cosentino, A. Mangone “Pigments Checker version 3.0, a handy set for conservation [...]

Training in Costa Rica – December 13-15 / 2016

Training on Low-cost methods for Art Examination - December / 13-15 / 2016, Costa Rica Our Training course is aimed to art and archaeology  professionals that want to add new technical examination tools to their skills.  This course is developed in collaboration with the Chemistry Department, University of Costa Rica. Click HERE for more info and registration [...]

Training October in Los Angeles: Low-cost methods for Art Examination

Our Training course are aimed to art conservation professionals that want to add new technical examination tools to their skills.  Our courses are offered on a 1-1 base or max 5 participants. We are looking for a collaborator to help us out to organize this event in Los Angeles. We offer a FREE voucher to the [...]

Infrared Reflectography (900-1700 nm) of Pigments Checker

Check out the Infrared Reflectography (IRR) image of Pigments Checker v.3. Pigments Checker is a collection of pigments important in art history. Among all the pigments and their varieties ever used in art this collection selects the most used from antiquity to early 1950’. Pigments Checker is a standard tool designed for Art professionals, scientists, students [...]

Archimedes – Multipurpose scanner for Art Diagnostics

CHSOS just lunched a new initiative: developing Archimedes, a multipurpose scanner for Art Diagnostics. It will be low-cost, mobile and lightweight. Archimedes is developed thanks to funding collected with the "Low-cost X-Radiography for Paintings" successful crowdfunding campaign ended April 30th. Archimedes will be a multipurpose scanner designed for traveling art diagnostics. It will fit methods such as [...]